Profile: Ocean Bio-Chem Inc (OBCI.OQ)
2 May 2013
Ocean Bio-Chem, Inc., incorporated in March 1981, is principally engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of a line of appearance and maintenance products for boats, recreational vehicles, automobiles and home care under the Star brite and other trademarks within the United States and Canada. In addition, the Company produces private label formulations of many of its products for various customers and provides custom blending and packaging services for these and other products. The products that the Company manufactures and market include marine, automotive, recreational vehicle/power sports, outdoor power equipment/lawn and garden, contract filling and blow molded bottles and mold/mildew odor control.
The Company produces its products at the manufacturing facilities of its subsidiary, Kinpak, Inc. (Kinpak), in Montgomery, Alabama. The Company's products are sold through national retailers, such as Wal-Mart, West Marine and Bass Pro Shops. The Company also sells to national and regional distributors that sell its products to specialized retail outlets.
Marine line consists of polishes, cleaners, protectants and waxes under the Star brite brand name, enzyme fuel treatment under the Star Tron brand name, and private label products. The Marine line also includes motor oils, boat washes, vinyl cleaners, protectants, teak cleaners, teak oils, bilge cleaners, hull cleaners, silicone sealants, polyurethane sealants, polysulfide sealants, gasket materials, lubricants, antifouling additives and anti-freeze coolants. In addition, the Company manufactures a line of brushes, poles, tie-downs and other related marine accessories.
Automotive manufactures a line of automotive products under the Star brite and Star Tron brands names The automotive line includes gas treatments for both gas and diesel engines, motor oils, greases and related items. In addition, the Company produces anti-freeze and windshield washes under the Star brite brands and under private labels for customers. The Company also produces automotive polishes, cleaners and other appearance items.
Recreational vehicle/power sports
Recreational vehicle/power sports markets Star Tron fuel treatment to the recreational vehicle market, including snow mobiles, all terrain vehicles and motorcycles. Power Sports enthusiasts have found Star Tron a viable solution to a number of problems associated with E-10 fuel, which contains ethanol. Other recreational vehicle products include cleaners, polishes, detergents, fabric cleaners and protectors, silicone sealants, water proofers, gasket materials, degreasers, vinyl cleaners and protectors, toilet treatment fluids and anti-freeze coolants.
Outdoor power equipment/lawn and garden
Outdoor power equipment/lawn and garden is supplied in the United States and Canada by a group of wholesalers that distribute equipment, such as Briggs and Stratton, Kohler, Honda, Husqvarna, Kubota, Gravely, MTD/Cub Cadet, etc. StarTron is also sold into this market as a viable solution to help rectify a number of operating engine problems associated with using E-10 fuel, which is fuel containing 10% ethanol.
Contract filling and blow molded bottles
Contract filling and blow molded bottles blends and package a variety of chemical formulations to its customers specifications. In addition, the Company manufactures for sale to various customers assorted styles of both polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) blows molded bottles.
Mold/mildew odor control
Mold/mildew odor control manufactures a variety of products that help prevent and eliminate all types of molds, mildew, and other unpleasant odors, through OdorStar’s patented delivery system. The Company's odor control products are used for homes, automobiles, boats and recreational vehicles.
Ocean Bio-Chem Inc
4041 SW 47th Ave
FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33314